TIP: When cropping to get a smaller section of a design, you may need to eliminate partial elements that intrude into the smaller quilt. In this Butterfly example we left out part of the larger butterfly in the upper left corner, and eliminated a small flower blossom in the lower right corner. These smaller sizes would make great table runners, or placemats from a larger pattern. Use your imagination and go wild!
Generally, we think you can reduce or enlarge a design (using a photocopier) by about 10% and be within a safe range. Of course, this depends upon the pattern and your taste. We do not recommend this. If you want to reduce or enlarge by more than 10%, or if even a 10% change does not work, then consider one of our suggestions, or come up with other ideas to reach your goal. Then tell us what you did, and send us pictures to share with others.
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